Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C. • Atlanta, Georgia
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One Ninety One Peachtree Tower
191 Peachtree Street, N.E., Suite 4800
Atlanta, Georgia 30303
David P. Thatcher is a seasoned litigation attorney who represents clients in sophisticated business litigation matters. He also advises employers concerning all aspects of employment law and litigation. In his 18-year career he has obtained favorable results for clients ranging from the successful prosecution of securities fraud and Lanham Act cases to winning the defense of a class action filed against a client by the EEOC.
Mr. Thatcher regularly appears on behalf of clients in federal and state courts and before administrative agencies across the country, in claims filed by employees, former employees, and government agencies. Additionally, he advises clients on daily employment issues, including trade secrets, restrictive covenants, and handbooks and policies.
Mr. Thatcher’s practice philosophy includes striving to obtain as comprehensive an understanding of the client’s business as possible, in order to render effective advice while managing litigation goals, reducing exposure and containing costs. Should going to court be necessary, he is prepared to vigorously advocate on behalf of client interests. Mr. Thatcher has the highest ranking of “AV” according to Martindale-Hubbell.
Obtained dismissal of all claims in defense of trade secrets case filed in federal district court after plaintiff rested its case
Achieved summary judgment for employer in EEOC class action discrimination case
Achieved summary judgment for employer in whistleblower case
Obtained large settlement in prosecuting allegation of unlawful use of client?s name in violation of Lanham Act
Exonerated employer in trial of multiple discrimination claims
Obtained full settlement in securities fraud case and pay back of redemptions from other investors
Achieved reformation of trust to include erroneously omitted client, which was affirmed on appeal
Successfully upheld and enforced joint ventures, which was affirmed on appeal
Activities, Awards, AcknowledgmentsState Bar of Georgia, Atlanta Bar Association
- College: B.S., Mercer University, 1988
- Law School: J.D., cum laude, Mercer University, 1991
U.S. Court of Appeals, Eleventh Circuit